Matter Press is a nonprofit literary press that cares for compressed forms. Matter Press publishes prose poetry and compressed fiction print chapbooks, including anthologies that combine photography and micro-prose. The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is a paying market that publishes one compressed prose piece online each week, including  (very) tiny fictions, non-fictions, prose poems, and visual works of art.

Why do we care for compressed forms? We believe that something very small can add up to something very big, as in the compressed moment of the big bang. We are all small people, made from small pieces. Some small people collapse compression down to insignificance. Some creation needs significant compression. Some creation needs the big to become small, chaos to tighten, enormity to entertain the size of one mind. Very tiny work matters. We want to think about why. We want to think through compression. Let it be known, Matter Press and FlashFiction.Net are the closest of friends. Letters to the editor or other communications regarding the contents of Matter Press may be sent here: Randall Brown.

Founder & Managing Editor: Randall Brown


Matter Press recently released titles from Meg Boscov, Abby Frucht, Robert McBrearty, Tori Bond, Kathy Fish, and Christopher Allen. Click here.

Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.


07/08 • Meg Eden
07/15 • Tim Raymond
07/22 • Mike Itaya
07/29 • Eric Steineger
08/05 • Baylee Less-Eiseman
08/12 • Rae Gourmand
08/19 • Chiwenite Onyekwelu
08/26 • John Arthur
09/02 • TBD
09/09 • TBD
09/16 • TBD
09/23 • TBD
09/30 • TBD